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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Yielding of Korea and
Manchuria and Pay
ing Cost of War.
AN OPEN DOOR POLICY
Several Items Considered Im
possible by "itte, but Ne
gotiations Will Go On.
JAPAN'S I) KM 4 WD OK HI MA.
Indemnity Sum not stated.
Cession of Russian leases to Liao
Evacuation of entire province of
Retrocession to China of Russian
Recognition by' Russia of open door
Cession of Chinese Eastern railroad
Recognition of Japanese protectorate
Fishing rights in waters of Siberian
Relinquishment to Japan of Russian
Limitation upon Russia's naval
strength in eastern waters.
Portsmouth, Aug. 11. The Russian
reply is already practically completed
and will be handed by Witte to Baron
Komura at 9:30 tomorrow morning.
Witte has officially notified Komura of
this fact and an official call for a meet
ing of the conference at that hour has
OMK TKIt.MS At'l'KITA IILtt.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 11. Every step
in the negotiations at Portsmouth is
fully reported here. The reply of Witte
to be presented tomorrow morning to
the Japanese will neither be an accept,
ance nor a declination of the conditions,
which Komura presented, but will be
an invitation to the Japanese to con
sider the terms of peace. Some of the
terms are satisfactory to Russia, but
others must be modified or eliminated
if there be an agreement at this time.
A CKITS AM. HIT TWO.
Portsmouth, Aug. 11. The Associat
ed Press learns Russia will agree to ac
cept all except two of the Japanese
conditions as a basis for discussion.
The exceptions are indemnity and the
cession of Sakhalin.
Portsmouth. Aug. 11. With the Jap
anese terms of peace under considera
tion by the emperor at St. Petersburg,
and the Russian plenipotentiaries
await inn word from his majesty before
completing the draft of their response,
an enforced pause has come In the pro
ceedings of the peace conference. The
tally-hoes and automobiles which were
run to the entrance of the Wentworth
hotel at the usual hour this morning,
were sent back to their quarters. The
heat was sweltering.
Jnpn Krrp In IttMHii.
Ha run Komura and his colleagues re
mained closely in their rooms. They
figuratively folded their arms and
await the Russian response. Witte
was at work early, and with his sec
retaries was busily engaged in de
ciphering telegrams from St. Peters
burg Ik fore S o'clock. All their orders
are In his hands. He controls and di
rects the electing on tlH Russian side.
His colleague. Raron T. Rosen, ac
companied by Mr. I'okot illoff. went to
Pnrtuiouth with an automobile to do
Mret Asnln Moariny.
The period of waiting will probably
continue until Monday, to which day
the next morning confrence has been
tentatively addre-sse'd. Haron Komura
and his entourage are content to give
the other side all the time required.
At the meeting yesterday Witte prom
ised to give a resjonse at the earliest
jvossible moment. They readily accept
ed this answer and did not even sug
gest fixing a time limit. Among them
the belief seems to be manifested that
the events of yesterday are already
IVrl Term Arr erere.
Among the Russians it is alleged to
be apparent that the Japanese terms,
especially those asking Russia to foot
the bill for the cost of the war. the
cession of territory and to put a limi
tation upon their naval forces in the
far east. Is considered absolutely un
obtainable. On these points Russia's
reply is sure to be non-possimus.
No Time for llaggllBK.
The Russians would doubtless like
to proceed by a process of elimination,
agreeing to some and rejecting or mak
ing counter proposals to others. But
the Japanese are not expected to agree
upon a diplomatic game of give and
take until after the general principles
Their rejoinder to the Russian reply
Is expected to be practically an ult'.ma-
ELIMINATE RUSSIA AS A
FOREIGN CAPITALS TAKE VARYING VIEWS
OF REASONABLENESS OF JAP TERMS
Berlin. Aug. 11. The foreign office,
without giving judgment on the equita
bleness of the Japanese terms, believes
negotiations will continue until an
agreement is reached. At three of the
embassies the conditions are consid
ered extreme. The prevailing view is
Russia cannot be expected to accept
them, but that they are not impossible
as a nrst demand.
tUlom la Pari.
Paris, Aug. 11. The Japanese peace
conditions, exclusively communicated
DIES IN HALLWAY
Mystery Surrounds Fate of Prom
inent and Wealthy
WIFE BECOMES INSANE
Holding Feet of Corpse
"Allow Soul to
Peoria. 111., Aug. 11. Edward Drou
in. formerly a wealthy and influential
merchant of Philadelphia, was found
dead in a hallway of his residence ear
ly today. Drouin married a daughter
of the late S. H. Thompson, a wealthy
wholesale grocer of Peoria, and who
inherited the entire fortune of her
Wife Driven Innane.
When found his wife was driven in
sane by the death of her husband, and
was holding the feet of the corpse in
the air, in order, she said, to allow the
soul to escape. The cause of death is
a mystery which the coroner Is endeav
oring to solve.
LOSES POSITION FOR
Vice President Peters of Southern Cot
ton Association Shews Too Much
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 11. President
Harvie Jordan of the Southern Cotton
association has wired Vice President
Peters demanding his resignation, and,
without waiting for a reply, has sus
pended Peters as an officer of the as
sociation. President Jordan snid that
Peters' recent interviews in defense of
Secretary Wilson indicate Peters is
not in sympathy with the efforts of the
association to force a thorough probing
of the bureau of cotton statistics and
other divisions of the department of
turn, a statement of their terms which
they will ask the Russians to take or
As far as the cost of the war is con
cerned, while the Japanese have men
tioned no sum, it is known they esti
mate the cost to date at about $650,
000,000. The advantage from this point
of view of not naming a fixed sum is
that it was clear that the principle of
money compensation which they have
adopted is the cost of the war which
will continue at the rate or $l,000,ooo
a day as long as the war colitinues.
Other (int-Ma nt Term.
The publication of Associated Press
dispatches giving the Japanese condi
tions created a great flurry at the ho
tel among the guests and newspaper
correspondents who had only been able
to guess at the terms.
Will ot l.nd eic tat lima.
Nevertheless, this will not end the
negotiations. Witte is sincerely desir
ous of making ieace, and the Russian
reply plainly stating what points can
and what points cannot be accepted as
a base of negotiations will leave the
way open for further proposals and
STILL IN DISPUTE
Japanese Envoys' Credentials
Cannot be Read by Witte
and He Objects.
Portsmouth. Aug. 1. A very remark
able state of afTairs exists regarding
the Japanese plenipotentiaries, and the
end is not yet. Notwithstanding yes
terdays statement that with the ex
change of credentials all difficulties
upon that point had been removed, it
is learned authoritatively that the mat
ter Is still an Issue. This is in conse
quence of Komura's credentials being
in Japanese, which of course the Rus-
elans could not read, and no attested Alva Morgan, had struck in a quarrel,
copy cf translation will be received by! Robert Moore of Woodlawn was shot
Witte. Und killed, by Morgan.
by the Associated Press from Ports
mouth, produced a rather depressed
feeling in official quarters, the terms
being considered somewhat hard. It
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Ixmdon, Aug. 11. The Japanese
prrft-e lerms, exclusively given m the
r-onsiiiuuin uispaicnes or tne Associa-
ted Press, are not considered by the
British government as being sensibly
.u.,aU,c , me mam points.
IS ARRESTED FOR
Robert A. Irving, Publisher of
Yorker, Locked Up in the
-New York, Aug. 11. Robert A. Irv
ing, publisher of the New Yorker, was
arrested yesterday, charged with crini-
tnol - 1 -I ...
...c. lle Wlts auouc lo Slarl ror
Newport. Irving was taken at once to
the criminal courthouse, arraigned be-
fore Magistrate Breen. and in default
of $1,000 bail was locked up in the
Tombs. The complainant is Coneress-1
man Rhinock of Covington, Ky., whol'ng palaces which have made railway
some weeks ago caused the arrest on I
a similar charge of Robert V. Criswell
editor of the New Yorker, who commit-1
ter suicide in consequence. The charge
against Irving grows out of the samel
article upon which the prosecution of
Criswell was based.
TO PACIFIC ISLAND
Station Is Being Installed on Pacific
Coast to Cover 2,000 Miles
ban irancisco. Cal., Aug. 11. A
wireless telegraph company is con
structing a station on Mount Tanial-
pais, 10 miles from this city, which will
be connected with a station in the Ha
waiian islands by the wireless system.
To cover the 2,000 miles powerful bat
teries will be installed. The managers
believe that within a few months San
Francisco will be communicating with
the islanders without the inconveni
ence of delay.
MORE NEW CASES
High Record Made in Number of
Yellow Victims To
day. LITTLE CHANGE OTHERWISE
Federal Surgeons Expect Present Ten
dency to Continue for Some
New Orleans, Aug. 11. The fever sit
uation shows no material change
though the record of new cases in the
preceding 21 hours is the high water
mark, during the present visitation.
The federal surgeons are not in the
least surprised at the number. Dr.
White expects a large report daily for
some time yet.
Tvele rn Vaen.
The new cases of yellow fever in
this city since C p. m. Thursday were
12; deaths. 3; total cases to date, 739;
There is' practically no change in the
fever situation in New Orleans today.
Reports of new cases continue at
record figures and the death rate con
tinues to increase.
There is no fever in Alabama or Mis
sissippi. Lama Priests Kill Catholics.
Tokio, Aug. 11. A dispatch from
Peking states that 1,000 Lama priests
have killed or wounded many French
missionaries and other Catholics in the
province of Honan. M. Dubail. French
minister, made a strong complaint to
the Chinese government.
Twenty Firemen Burned.
New York, Aug. 11. Twenty firemen
, were carried burned and unconscious
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jtrom Doiang soap, nve oi mem imuij
i parboiled, from a fire at W. H. Dag
gett's Sons' soap factory.
Defends Daughter; Is Killed.
Richview. 111.. Aug. 11. While de
fending his daughter, whom her cousin.
Say Chicago School Teachers
Just Back From Port
land. SUE HICKS CAR COMPANY
Allege "Personally Conducted" Tour to
Coast Was a Miserable
Chicago. Aug. 11. Twenty-five Chi-
1 . iakt UitRB
company are fighting for posses
sion nf -n-h ,
'Tul man " at the Rook Islan,! c-troi.
The women had the car artache.i ve
terday shortly after their arrival in it
from the Portland exnnsit.Ym
claim of $1,000 for breach of contract
Thev allesre thev were feH on i,n
mi C ml V w 4
beans, fried potatoes, and breakfast
food instead of the full course dinners
that were promised. They also assert
the car was "stuffy."
.Allured by n r'roxpect un.
It is a long story how the school
teachers came to be "flimtlammed," as
they say, by the tourist company, but
I it began with a prospectus. This set
forth that for $155 each the Iowa Tour
ist company would "personally con
duct" a party of excursionists to Port
land, and this was what they under
stood they were to get. much of it be
ing nicely illustrated with photograv
I "in. h-hjiuj
Derths. richly upholstered furniture
and with an observation compartment
m tne rear.
I A home on wheels with attentive
All the latest equipment of the roll
travel In the United States so famous
A fully equipped kitchen.
A French chef with a corps of negro
A bill of fare with a course dinner
every day such as is served at first
Swinging chairs. ,
Tell of PlMiippoIntment.
These were just a few things the
prospectus contained and which the
"home on wheels" did not. What the
party got for $1?" a head, they say,
A dilapidated Wagner coach of the
pattern of 1S70, valuable chiefly as a
Stuffy, dusty, dirty quarters.
Blankets which appeared and felt
like buckwheat cakes.
No observation windows; windows
too small to see out of and needing
soap and water.
Cheap breakfast food, canned corn
and beans, tomato soup and stewed
peaches, and little of it.
HOT WAVE IN NORTHWEST
Government Thermometer Shows 96
Degrees at St. Paul.
St. Paul. Minn., Aug. 11. Yesterday
was the hottest day in four years, the
government thermometer registering
9C degrees at 3 p. m. Other good grade
thermometers ranged as high as 100
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 11. Yesterday
was one or tne nottest days in me
year. I nerniomerers regisiereu irom
95 to 100 degrees and three prostra
CREAT0RE SUED FOR SUPPORT
Italian Bandmaster Must Answer Alle
gations of His Wife.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 11. Creatore.
the Italian bandmaster, appeared be
fore Justice St. Aubin in Fairview
Wednesday to answer to a charge of
non-support brought by his wife, Anna,
who with her daughter, Josephine, fol
lowed Creatore here from New York.
The case was adjourned one week on
request of counsel for Signora Crea
tore, and the bandmaster will have to
come here from Milwaukee next Wed
nesday. NEGRO BURNED AT
STAKE IN TEXAS
Large Crowd Watches His Final Strug
gle Accused of As
sault. Dallas, Tex., Aug. 11. A negro was
burned at the stake at Sulphur Springs,
Tex., today. The negro was charged
with assaulting the daughter of a wi
dow near Sulphur Springs, and was
caught, chained and burned at the
stake in the court house square before
an immense crowd of excited citizens.
REAR ADMIRAL, DEAD
Washington, Aug. 11. The death of
Rear Admiral K. Benham, retired, at
Lake Mahopac, N. Y., was reported at
t&e navy department today.
ATLANTIC LIIIERi GRAF WALDERSEE,
TERRIBLE HURRICANE EAR OUT AT SEA
New York, Aug. 11. For 24 hours
the Hamburg-American liner Graf Wal-
dersee drifted at the mercy of a hurri
cane which struck her during the trans
Atlantic voyage which the steamship
finished today in safety. On the arriv
al at the pier today only two hours late,
the passengers held a reception to
WOMAN FIGHTS HER
RESCUERS IN WINDOW
Spectacular Effort of Deserted Wife of
German Army Officer to Kill
New York, Aug. 11. After a desper
ate struggle on the sill of a fifth story
window, where Mrs. Rose Schramk was
only prevented by the efforts of a wo
man friend and policeman from throw
ing herself into the street, Mrs
Schramk was today for the third time
prevented from killing herself: She
had already drunk water in which
matches had been soaked, and tried to
hang herself, but the rope broke under
her weight. Mrs. Schramk was a trap
eze performer a few years ago, when
a lieutenant in. the German armv in
duced her to elope with him. J.ater he
MINT TO CLOSE
Million Pesos for Panama Coined and
. No More Bullion in
Philadelphia, Aug. 11. Orders from
Washington have been received at. the
mint to cease operations and dispense
with the service of COO employes ex
cept those necessary to attend to the
affairs of the institution when stopped.
One million nesos being obtained for
tne ranarua government will be finish
ed in a few days, and there is no more
bullion to be coined.
L00TENS WILL IS ADMITTED
Bequeathes All of Property, Real and
Personal, to Brother.
The will of the late Henry Loot ens
of East Moline, was admitted to pro
bate la county court yesterday after
noou. According to the provisions of
he will all of the property is awarded
o the brother Resie Lootens. Ed Co-
ryn of Moline is named as executor of
he will, which bears the date of July
The County Association Holds a
Reunion at Grove at
ROCK ISLANDERS ATTEND
Old settlers and their friends to the
number of 2.000 attended the annual
reunion of the Henry County associa
tion yesterday at Ellingsworth's Grove,
near Colona. A number from this city
George Uuck, president of the asso
ciation, presided over the sessions. Mu
sic: was furnished by the Coal Valley
brass band and the Colona quartet.
The speakers included Congressman
(J. V. Prince of Galesburg: C. K. I-atld.
if Kewanee; Daniel Kehler, the "silver
tongued orator of Western township ;
Rev. S. H. Weed, of Monmouth, and
or ."!' pastor of the United Presbyteri
an church of Colona; and Dr. Hume, of
Geneseo. who was one of the first prac
ticing physicians in Rock Island and
Henry counties. After dinner there
were a number of informal talks.
The men belonging to the associa-
ion were provided with blue badges
bearing the likeness of Tnc!e Jimmy"
Glenn, and the women members white
badges provided with the likeness of
Susan Glenn. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn were
he first settlers in Henry county and
built the first house near what Is now
known as Clossomburg. William Glenn.
of thi3 city, who is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Glenn, was a' the reunion.
On exhibition yesterday on the plat
form was a section of the lii;: letter
cases used in a poktoffire in H-r.ry
county. They were in u.ne at Green
River, acd are made of hen lumber.
S A WA
luauh. .apt. irecn ior bringing them
safely through the greatest storm in
the history of the Graf Wahlersee and
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probably one of the worst ever fact. . I
by an Atlantic liner.
At the height of the storm a haby
was born in the steerage and named af
ter the shin.
M'CARTHY GETS IT
Improvement Company Awarded
Contract for Twenty
PETER COMPANY HAD BID IN
Board Takes Up Matter of Southwest
Drain Interested Persons to
Meet Aug. 29.
At a meeting of the board of local
improvements held this morning the
contract for the Twenty-first street pav
ing was awarded to the McCarthy Im
provement company of Davenport. Tht
bid was Sl.Tf.i... The Thomas J. Peter
company of Chicago was in on time in
this case, but its bid was not low
enough, being $1.S7. I'nle-s there ar
some unforseen complications such as
have arisen in other improvement pro
jects work will soon begin on the
Twenty-first street contract. There
are only two blocks of this, which ex
tends from Tenth to Twelfth avenue.
The paving will be of asphalt, the prop
erty owners along thi section of the
street having been striving for this for
some time. They have been anxious
for an early completion of the work.
Tnkr I llrnin.
The question of the tlrain and sewer
in the southwest portion of the city
was taken tip and a resolution was
passetl calling for all those interested
in the project to appear at a meeting
of the loard of local improvements at
the mayor's office Tuesday ivening.
Aug. 20. at S o'clock. The property
owners interested in the condemnation
proceedings of Eighth avemn are re
quested to be present a the same
GOLDEN STATE LIMITED
WRECK CLEARED AT NIGHT
Spreading of Rails Supposed Cause of
Accident Near Columbus
The wreck of the Golden State limit
ed on the Rock Island, which was
derailed near Columbus Junction, Iowa,
yesterday afternoon, was cleared away
ast night. Three cars turned over, the
engine left the track, but did not so
town the embankment, and the other
wo couches of the train were not badly
listurbed. excepting that thty left the
rack. Five persons were slightly hurt.
The train was running about -
nines an hour and it is tp.onnht mat
he rails spread. The engineer revers-
'd nis engine in unie 10 siea-iy wie roi-
apse of tin- train.
JOHN STUART WANTS DIVORCE
With His Child He Separated from His
Wife Months Ago.
John Stuart has brought suit against
his wife Amelia Stuart, seeking a di
vorce, charging her with intoxication
and adultery. The complainant alleges
that after their marriage, which took
place July 14. lr;1. in Davenport, she
commenced the txces.-ive use of intox
icating liquors, coming home undeT
their influence, and that later she com
menced frequenting houses of iil repute
with men other than her husband. They
are th" parents of one child, of which
he asks the custody. Some time ago
he took the child and separated from
the defendant. Searle U Marshal! art
attorneys for th" complainant.
HOCH HAS NO CASH
Casd of Bigamist and Murderer
Cannot Be Appealed to
Chicago, Aug. 11. "Uluebard" Jo
hann Hoch'B case may not be appealej.
and his second reprieve may have been
in vain. The sum requisite to pay for
the printing of a:jtract8 and briefs tv.
quired by th; ruie-a of the Illinois su
preme court w-re stated today to be
still short 1"". It is a:d the trim
raised by tubt-crinlioti at St. Ixula has
beea returned to the douors.
Advises Submission Be
fore More Drastic
Means Are Used.,
Hints That an Example Must
Be Made of Members of
Chautauqua. N. Y.. Aug. 11. Presi
dent Roosevelt arrived here at S:45.
Some time during the night after the
arrival of the presidential train at
Iikewootl one of the secret service of
ficers was rubbed of a valuable watch
while asleep. At 7 the president ap
peared on the platform of the car for
a breath of fresh air. Rain, which had
been falling several hours, was then
coming down in torrents.
Mrt by t'oinmlllrr.
The chautauqua committee waited
upon the president at 7:30. and after
an exchange of greetings the president
was escorted to a private car on the
trolley line and the short trip to the
assembly grounds begun. As early as
s o'clock lo.om) people had assembled
at the amphitheatre to secure seats.
1":4:: the presidential nartv -n
taken for a drive through the grounds
escorted by a guard of honor. Through
a line of Sou horses the president was
escorted to the assembly amphitheater
his way being strewn with tlowers.
When he appeared on the platform,
the president was greeted by 10.000
ptople with cheers and the chautauqua
salute. Pishoy .Yancent int.-oduced the
The president was given an ovation.
He spoke as follows:
"One of the main features of our
national governmental policy should be
the effort to secure adequate and ef
fective supervisory and regulatory con
trol over all great corporations doing
an interstate business. Much of the
legislation aimed to prevent the evils
connected with the enormous develop
ment of these great corporations has
been Ineffective, partly because it
aimed at doing too much, and partly
because it did not confer on the gov
ernment a really efficient method of
holding any guilty corporal ion to ac
count. The effort to prevent all re
straint of comix tition. whether harm
ful or beneficial, has been ill-judged;
what is needed is not so much the ef
fort to prevent combination as a vigi
lant and effective control of the com
binations formed, so as to secure Just
and equitable dealing on their part
alike toward the public generally, to
ward their smaller competitors, and
toward the wage-workers in their em
ploy. Mut-h Arromptlaheil.
"I'nder the present laws we have in
the last four years accomplished much,
that is of substantial value; but the
difficulties in the way have been so
great as to prove that further legisla
tion is advisable. Many corporations
show themselves honorably desirous to
obey the law; but, unfortunately, some
coriKjrations. and very wealthy ones at
that, exhaust every effort which can
be sugc st 1 by the highest ability, or
secured by the most lavish expendi
ture of money, to defeat the purposes
of the laws on the statute books.
"Not only the men in control of these
corporations, but the; business world
generally, ought to realize mat sucu
conduct is in every way perilous, aim
constitutes a menace to the nation gen-
erally. and especially o me ieoi- v
Hut 'rx tif trlic.
I earnestly believe that this is true
of e-nly a relatively small portion eti
the very rich men engaged in handling
the largest corporations In the coun
try; but the attltU'ie oi uiese emipai
lively few men ilix-s undoubtedly harm
the country, and above all harm the
men ef large means, by the Just, but
ometimes misguided. iopular indigna-
.... . i "r- .
tlon to which it gives rise, me vu
solidation in the form of what are
popu'.ar'y called trusts e,f corporate in
terests of immense value has tended
to prduce unfair restraints oi irauc oi
an oppressive character, and thete un
fair restraints tend to create great
artificial monopolies. Th- violation of
the law known as the antitrust law.
which was meant to meet the condi
tions thua arising, have- more and
morw become confined to the larger
combinations, the very ones against
whose policy cf monopoly and appres
hion the policy of the law wa chiefly
directed. Many of the.se combination
bv tecret methods and by protracted
litigation are mill up wisely ie-king to
(Continued tvi I"aff Three.)